District Literacy Resource Teacher (1.0 Continuing)

Job Code: 3429666

Job Description

District Literacy Resource Teacher (1.0 Continuing)

1.0 FTE Continuing

Only candidates who are fully qualified will be considered for this position

The Vancouver School Board humbly acknowledges that we are unlearning and relearning on the unceded, unsurrendered and traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm|Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh|Squamish & səlilwətaɬ |Tsleil-Waututh Nations. With this acknowledgement comes the commitment to engage in ongoing acts of reconciliation.

The VSB is an exciting, progressive, and dynamic school district that provides a rich array of educational opportunities for nearly 50,000 learners from kindergarten to adult. The District welcomes qualified applicants who value equity and diversity as essential to excellence. The distinct makeup of the VSB community strives to support the inclusion of all voices. The VSB community is committed to providing the highest quality learning experience for all students, helping them to reach their intellectual, social, and physical potential in a safe and inclusive environment. We welcome applications for the position of:

Position Details:

The District Literacy Resource Teacher will be a member of the Literacy Team, focusing on support for and training of Reading Recovery Teachers and early intervention. The successful candidate will meet and uphold the standards and guidelines set forth by the Reading Recovery Council of North America and the Canadian Institute for Reading Recovery.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide training for Reading Recovery Teachers as needed
  • Visit schools with Reading Recovery programs to provide support to the primary teams
  • Provide a Reading Recovery Program to at least two students throughout the year
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the District Literacy Team to facilitate professional development opportunities for teachers across the district around effective literacy instructional practices
  • Support assessment practices and school literacy teams with Tier 1 and 2 intervention practices
  • Document and analyze data to access strengths and identify areas of growth for this support model


  • Bachelor of Education
  • Certification as a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader is required
  • A minimum of five years of successful teaching experience in primary or learning assistance is required
  • Experience as a Reading Recovery Teacher is an asset
  • Experience providing professional development to teachers in a variety of contexts
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with adults
  • Membership in or eligible to become a member in the Teacher Regulation Branch
  • Registration with the Teacher Qualification Service

Your application portfolio must include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Reports/Evaluations:
    • Recent Graduates require final Practicum Reports
    • Experienced Teachers require a recent Teaching Evaluation (not lesson observations) within the past 8 years
  • 3 Professional References -email and phone numbers
    • Recent Graduates to include your Faculty Advisor, School Advisor(s) and one or more of the following: Principal, Vice principal or most recent previous employer
    • Experienced Teachers to include current Principal, Vice Principal and previous Administrator(s)

    ** We do not accept friends or teaching colleagues as references**

  • TRB (Teacher Regulation Branch) Status:
    • If your application is in process, please provide a screenshot of the application, including the drop down menu of outstanding documents

Due to the confidentiality of the interview process and the high volume of applications, we do not provide feedback, notify unsuccessful applicants or respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application.

We will contact applicants directly if we are interested in moving forward or if an application requires additional information.


1. Register on Make a Future: http://www.makeafuture.ca/ and create a profile under the Category "Teachers, Principals & Superintendents"

2. Click on Job Postings then click Search

3. Select the Job that you are qualified for

4. Answer ALL job posting questions then click Apply

5. Upload ALL supporting documents to the Competition

6. Once you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email from Make a Future

*The VSB has been given approval from the Human Rights Tribunal for a Special Program under s. 42(3) of the Human Rights Code. Under this special program, the VSB seeks to preferentially hire Aboriginal persons to a variety of teaching positions. Therefore, each applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information whether they self-identify as an Aboriginal person.

Posted On
May 24, 2023
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
District Based Position
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately